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To reduce the risk for neural tube defects (NTDs) such as spina bifida or anencephaly, women of reproductive age should consume at least 400 mcg of synthetic folic acid daily by eating one serving of fortified breakfast cereal or taking a supplement. In addition, women should eat foods rich in naturally occurring folate such as orange juice, strawberries, cantaloupe, asparagus, broccoli, cooked dry peas and beans, and dark green, leafy vegetables. Created: 10/26/2007 by MMWR. Date Released: 10/26/2007. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.

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